Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Challenge Blog - New Beginnings!

A new challenge blog just opened today and I have been waiting for a LONG time for this exciting day!!! I'm excited b/c it is on Sundays and I don't have any other challenges on Sundays (it's my challenge catch up day, LOL) but more excited b/c a couple of my dear blogging friends are part of the awesome DT!!! So, the first challenge is a theme challenge and it is aptly named New Beginnings so your project could be of anything as long as it fit with that theme. I had a couple ideas that sprang to mind when I heard the theme, one was New Home, another was New Baby of course and then as I sat down and pulled out my stuff I thought I was going to do a card to commemorate my daughter starting preschool in a few months (I have this adorable teacher anya image) but then as I started stamping, all of a sudden I wasn't doing that I was making a WEDDING CARD!! LOL, seriously, I just wanted to try this cool masking idea I had seen a few days ago and then it sort of just morphed into the card above. Funny thing is I know NO ONE that is getting married!!! But I guess I'll have one in hand when that day comes. I absolutely love how it turned out even though when I was doing the masking and stuff I wasn't too thrilled. I embossed the castle in gold and then used copics to color the mini sposabella, finishing her dress with lotsa bling using gems and stickles! Hope you likey! And be sure to hop on over to the new Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog b/c there is LOTS of fun going on today and you still have time to enter!!!

19 comments :

redsmomma said...

oooo carisa, that is so lovely! i hope i get a chance to work on one for the challenge.
~anna

Sprytebyrd said...

OHOHOHOHOH! Carisa! My word, girlfriend! This is STUNNING!!!! Great card, sweetie and thank so much for joining us in the fun today!

Lilsweetpea said...

This card is wonderful! I love the gold castle. Thanks for playing along today and good luck!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

SOOO Pretty. Someone you know MUST get married just so they can be the lucky recipient of this card:) Thanks for joining in the challenge

Toothy said...

Wow that is beautiful Carisa!

Carly Robertson said...

Oh so pretty! I love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along today.

Skraptacular Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the fact that you added the castle to make it more whimsical! Of course, I also love the glitter because I am a addicted to glitter! Love it and you can never have too much!

Thanks for joining us in our first challenge. Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs,
Priscilla

lizzie said...

super cute card girl!

Martha said...

great card!

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Carisa

What a beautiful card and love the sentiment , just perfect.

Thank you for joining in with our first challenge over on Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck.

Joanne x

joey said...

Hi Carisa, this is a beautiful card,I love the layout you have used. Thanks for joining us with our first challenge. Joey.xxx

shellpole said...

Don't you love it when things morph away from the original idea. Great outcome here!

Liza said...

Great card Carisa, love the image and your layout. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge.

Liza x

Donna said...

Great card Carisa, love the castle and the glitter. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge.
Hugs
Donna

Paula said...

Oh Carisa, this is just soooo beautiful....what a lovely card! Isn't it funny how you start out to make one thing and then end up with something totally different? LOL...I do that ALL.THE.TIME. Great card!

Line said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card!!
Love the castle in gold and the bride is so gorgous with all the glitter and gems!
And the sentiment is just perfect:)

Thanks for joining the very first challenge at SSC!

Hugs, Line

helen said...

superb!!! this is beautiful
hugs
helen x

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

Thanks for joining us at SSC

Janneke X

stampin abi said...

love this card!

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